Prime Minister Welcome at Te Tii Marae

Press Release – Te Kotahitanga o Nga Hapu Ngapuhi Ngapuhi hapu extend a welcome to Prime Minister John Key to Te Tii Marae for Waitangi 2016 commemorations on Friday but a word of caution also.Prime Minister Welcome at Te Tii Marae Ngapuhi hapu extend a welcome to Prime Minister John Key to Te Tii Marae for Waitangi 2016 commemorations on Friday but a word of caution also. Te Kotahitanga o Nga Hapu Ngapuhi says it’s high time the government hears the voice of Ngapuhi and the only way to listen is to front up to Maori at Te Tii Marae and blocking Mr Key is not the solution. Co-Chairman Rudy Taylor says there are many voices in Ngapuhi, many leaders and we are coming together with the same message that the people are angry at not being consulted on the Trans-Pacific-Partnership (TPP) but revoking John Key’s invitation is not the answer. Mr Taylor says “I will be speaking at today’s meeting of Northland iwi leaders to tell them why we need to have the Prime Minister attend Te Tii marae on Friday. “Ngapuhi must uphold our mana and anybody who is waiting at the front of the gates should not be stopped from coming onto our marae. “Regardless of the issues of the day, Waitangi Day is Ngapuhi’s opportunity to tell the government how we feel. “There will be...

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